David Rovics has been called the musical voice of the progressive movement in the US. Amy Goodman has called him "the musical version of Democracy Now!" Since the mid-90's Rovics has spent most of his time on the road, playing hundreds of shows every year throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He and his songs have been featured on national radio programs in the US, Canada, Britain, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Denmark and elsewhere. He has shared the stage... Topic: david rovics, political, george bush, bush, iraq, liberal, music, edinburgh, royal oak
In his fifth book nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, BANKING ON BAGHDAD, Edwin Black's review of history finds that all the West has ever cared about in Iraq is geography, as a colonial stepping stone, and geology, i.e., oil. Topics: Iraq, Islam, oil
Long before "Fahrenheit 911," there was "Hearts and Minds" (1974), a work that Michael Moore touts as the greatest documentary, perhaps the greatest film, ever made. We talk with "Hearts and Minds" filmmaker Peter Davis, who was at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, MD, for the film's re-release. (Host: Howard Kohn) ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Vietnam, Iraq, documentary
US Senate candidate from Maryland Allan Lichtman; reporter Tom Pelton on who really controls Maryland's pollution policies; a working families agenda for Annapolis with Progressive Maryland's Tom Hucker; a photo essay on 911 and its aftermath; a multimedia pause and cheer for New Orleans with Chris Chandler; and poetry by Thomas Sayers Ellis and Grace Cavalieri. Topics: Senate, Maryland, Democrats, 911, Iraq, WMD, governor, lobbyist, Constellation, New Orleans,...